Are Organic Products Really That Good For Us? - Raw Food Magazine

Are Organic Products Really That Good For Us?

We’ve all heard before that eating raw, fresh fruit and vegetables has benefits for our health – that’s a well-known fact. It is good for the digestive system and makes a difference to how we feel. You can feel your body finding a natural balance and plenty of energy to go with it. But what if raw and fresh isn’t enough today; what if, what we should aim for instead, are organic fruits and products? Is it worth adjusting our health and beauty regime to incorporate organic products, which can sometimes be more expensive? Most definitely. It’s not about the cost, it’s about having a healthy body and helping the world we live in.

Organic products are better for our bodies

Organic beauty products are manufactured using ingredients that have been grown without the use of harmful pesticides, chemicals and fertilisers. This means that those chemicals are not present in the products themselves, therefore, they can’t be rubbed into the skin or the hair. We are looking after the inside of our bodies with the raw food that we eat, why wouldn’t we do the same for our outside too? If you use all natural products, you are less likely to have problems with allergies and skin conditions such as eczema. If you wash your hair with organic and sulphate-free shampoos and conditioners, you are less likely to have issues with a dry scalp and dandruff.

Organic products are better for the environment

Organic farming uses natural methods to grow plants and crops. Crop rotation is often used to keep the soil full of nutrients. This kind of farming is far less intensive on the area, even though crop yield is slightly lower. Studies have shown that organic farms have more wildlife. They also have healthier farmers. Workers are less prone to illness, such as headaches, nausea and fatigue. The cost of making health and beauty products really shouldn’t be at the expense of the people that work and live near the farm. Neither should the cost be borne by the birds and animals in the area. Natural organic farming is better for all of us. 

So what can I do about it? 

As a consumer, the first step is to purchase only products that have organic ingredients. Look at what you are buying and make an ethical decision. If there is no demand for products that use harmful chemicals, then manufacturers will no longer make them. Use your strong voice and purchase natural products. They are better for you and better for the world. 

Jen Michaels

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Jen Michaels is a freelance writer and editor who specializes in nutrition and wellness topics. She worked in PR for a sustainability charity before moving into the freelance world and has a real passion for cleaning up planet earth. When not at work Jen loves cooking, gardening and enjoying the great outdoors.

 

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